Terms and Conditions


Access to and use of the services of Happily Away LLC  and our website is subject to acceptance of these terms and conditions (“Terms and  Conditions”). By accessing, using or obtaining any content, products, or services  through our offices or through our website, you, the purchaser and/or traveler  (“Customer” and “passenger” and “you/your”) agree to be bound by these terms.  PLEASE READ THE TERMS BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. These terms  and conditions govern the relationship between Happily Away LLC and you, the Customer. These terms restrict your rights and remedies and provide protection to Happily Away LLC. These also include warranty disclaimers and liability exclusions.  By using this website you acknowledge and agree (a) this is a fair balance  because this website is accessible by you conveniently and at no charge to access the website; and (b) if you do not agree or do not accept these Terms and  Conditions, you can choose to not use this website or Happily Away LLC services. So, if  anything is in these Terms and Conditions, including warranty disclaimers and  liability exclusions, that you disagree with or are not willing to be bound by, or if  something is missing from these Terms and Conditions that you consider  essential, then you must not use this website. IF THERE IS ANY PART OF  THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH, PLEASE DO  NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR HAPPILY AWAY LLC’S SERVICES. No alterations to  these terms and conditions may be made by any Happily Away LLC employee, authorized representative or agent, unless in writing by an authorized officer of Happily Away LLC.  


It is the responsibility of each Customer to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa(s), and all other documents required by applicable government regulations.  When traveling domestically or internationally, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advise that everyone carry at least two forms of acceptable identification in order to board a flight. Acceptable identification can be found here; examples are DHS designated enhanced driver’s license, USA Passport, a foreign government  passport. The name, date of birth and gender that appears on the identification  card must exactly match the same such data that is listed on airline ticket(s) and  booking records. Happily Away LLC strongly recommends that you take into account 

that certain countries will not admit a passenger, if their passport expires within  six (6) months of the date of entry. Non-United States citizens may require  additional documentation. Children and infants also require all such travel  documents. Minors traveling with one parent, and/or without both parents, may  be stopped and not admitted, unless authenticated and verified consent forms  are provided to the authorities; please see here for forms. The U.S. Customs and  Border Protection Agency requires that for USA child groups under age 19  arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory and traveling with a school  group, religious group, social or cultural organization, or sports team, may also  present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of  Birth Abroad, or a Naturalization Certificate. Parental or legal guardian consent  must be provided to the supervising adult/Group Leader. You acknowledge any  failure to strictly comply with these requirements may result in denied boarding or  an undue delay at an airport security checkpoint causing Customer to miss  flight(s), and subsequent scheduled travel bookings on cruises and tours. Check  each supplier’s website to ensure you and all members in your travel group or  party obtain and carry travel documentation required.  

When you receive any and all travel documents, it is the sole responsibility of the  customer to review and verify all information. Contact Happily Away LLC immediately if changes or corrections are required.  


Each foreign country holds different views of past criminal offenses, whether within or outside of their boundaries. If you have a current or past offense, and  you are unsure how the country you are traveling to (or through) views that  offense, please contact that country directly for entry and exit requirements.  (Details can be found here. We feel it is an invasion of privacy for any member  of our staff to make such an inquiry. For example, if traveling to or through  Canada, Americans with a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) record should always  check whether current rules exclude admission, and potential waivers. (Reference here.)  


Travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Happily Away LLC urges customers to remain informed on a daily basis as to current news events,  as well as to review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories  issued by the United States Government prior to booking travel to international  destinations. Information on conditions in various countries and the level of risk  associated with travel to particular international destinations can be found  at www.state.gov, www.tsa.gov, www.faa.gov, www.cdc.gov and www.cbp.gov The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free  service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or  living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your  upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an  emergency. Registration is recommended and provided by going here



You warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal authority  to enter into this agreement and to make travel bookings with Happily Away LLC by any means, including our website in accordance with all terms and conditions herein.  You agree to be financially responsible for all of your travel bookings (as well as  

for use of your account by others, including, without limitation, minors living with  you). You agree to supervise all usage of Happily Away LLC communications by minors  under your name or account. You also warrant that all information supplied by  you or members of your household transacting business with Happily Away LLC is true and accurate. Without limitation, any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation  or any reservation in anticipation of demand is prohibited. You agree that the  travel services reservations facilities provided by Happily Away LLC shall be used only  to make legitimate reservations or purchases for you or for another person for  whom you are legally authorized to act.  

Separate supplier terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and  purchase of travel-related goods and services that you select. You agree to abide  by the terms and conditions of purchase imposed by Happily Away LLC and any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all  amounts when due and compliance with the supplier’s rules and restrictions  regarding availability and use of fares, products, or services. You understand that  any violation of any such supplier’s conditions of purchase may result in  cancellation of your reservation(s) or purchase, in your being denied access to any flights, hotels, cruises, or automobiles, in your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation(s) or purchase, and in Happily Away LLC debiting your account for any costs Happily Away LLC incurs as a result of such violation. You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of  your travel bookings through access provided by Happily Away LLC.  


Unless otherwise defined during the reservation process, final payment is due  prior to departure or consumption according to each supplier’s (airline, hotel, cruise line, transfer company, sightseeing operators, and other travel service  vendors) terms and conditions involved in your travel booking. If final and full  payment is not received by the applicable due date, reservations are subject to  cancellation and deposits shall be forfeited. In some cases there is NO REFUND  once a booking is made and paid for. Your right to a refund if you change or  cancel your travel plans is limited. All cancellation requests must be sent to Happily Away LLC in writing. As a result of cancellation, Happily Away LLC’s and third party  supplier’s cancellation penalties will apply, which are detailed in your travel  documentation, each supplier’s websites. Cancellation penalties are advised at  time of booking and provided to you upon confirmation. If you have any  questions, or any penalties are unclear, please contact Happily Away LLC.  All cancellation fees will be charged to the credit card you authorized to pay for  travel services, or deducted from the supplier’s refund.  


UNLESS SET FORTH IN WRITING, AIRLINE RESERVATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TRAVEL PLANS. In such event, it is the Customer’s  responsibility to make appropriate air arrangements, as well as transportation to  and from the destination where the travel booking originates and returns.  Happily Away LLC shall not assume any responsibility for any air and/or ground schedule changes. In rare instances, upon departure from a country, certain  departure taxes must be paid in cash only, and may vary in price. Due to  enhanced security, it is strongly recommended that you check in a minimum of 2  hours prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights and 3 hours prior to  scheduled departure time for international flights. Reconfirm flight times at least  24 hours prior to scheduled departure time for domestic flights, and 72 hours  prior for international flights. Failure to use a reservation may result in automatic  cancellation of all continuing and return flights, as well as forfeiture of airfares.  


Prospective customers are advised to reserve early to avoid disappointment and additional late booking fees.  


The tours and excursions booked by Happily Away LLC are not regulated, owned, or  operated by Happily Away LLC in any capacity. These are third party companies. You  are subject to their terms of service and refund policies. If a tour or excursion  booked by Happily Away LLC cancels or otherwise is not performing their contracted  duty to you, Happily Away LLC may make a good-faith effort to make new arrangements  for you, but is not obligated to do so. Refunds should be handled with the  company providing the service.  


Currency exchange rates fluctuate. Prices are subject to change based upon  currency exchange rate fluctuations, provided actual variations have occurred.  


If you decide to change any portion of your confirmed arrangements prior to  departure or during your trip, we will attempt to assist you. Certain bookings may  not be able to be changed. Administrative charges of $25 or more per change/per  person are advised at time of booking, provided to you upon confirmation, and  depend upon circumstances of the request. All desired changes must be made in  writing to Happily Away LLC.  


Each Customer is responsible to make absolutely certain to have the proper immunizations and required documentation of such immunizations before travel,  and to make the necessary accommodation for security rules imposed by  government authorities. Happily Away LLC shall not assume responsibility for the  accuracy of health requirements or vaccination and/or documentation prior to  departure or upon landing at the final destination. See your health practitioner for  advice. Prior to travel, required inoculations, if any, must be recorded by  Customer’s health practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate, which the  Customer must carry for proof of inoculation where required. If you are  concerned about taking any medications or receiving certain inoculations, check  with your health practitioner BEFORE booking. Check the USA State Department  website here, for relevant information relating to travel to specific destinations,  and the USA Centers for Disease Control here relating to health issues. For  further information relating to security, safety issues, crime, the need for travel  documentation (such as passports, visas, proof of health/vaccination certificates),  health hazards, and other restrictions regarding travel to your domestic and/or  international destination(s), and re-entry into the United States 

visit www.tsa.gov, www.dot.gov, www.faa.gov.us, www.ustreas.gov, www.cbp.gov on a regular basis for information regarding incidence of disease,  terrorism, safety issues, crime, the need for travel documentation (such as  passports, visas, proof of health/vaccination certificates), health hazards, and  other restrictions regarding travel to your domestic and/or international  destination(s), and re-entry into the United States especially your embassy  and www.uscis.gov for non-USA citizens. (Customer is responsible to make Happily Away LLC aware when traveling on a passport from a country other than the  USA.) Happily Away LLC neither controls nor warrants the issuance of visas related to  applicable travel. Should a visa not be issued, Happily Away LLC is not responsible for  lost payments made toward the contemplated trip. Please note that USA rules  regarding entry and exit change on a daily basis. When traveling domestically or  internationally, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advise that everyone carry at least two  forms of acceptable identification found here. Examples: DHS-designated  enhanced driver’s license, USA Passport, a foreign government passport.  


E-tickets expire a year from issue date unless carrier fare rules in passenger’s  itinerary fare provide otherwise.  


Happily Away LLC acts solely as a booking agent for disclosed principal supplier cruise  lines, hotels, airlines, air charters, bus companies, ground transportation, boat  purveyors or owners, and other independent contractors providing  accommodations, transportation, and/or other services (“supplier(s)”), and is not  the source or provider of the travel services. Each of these supplier companies is  an independent entity with its own management, and is not subject to the control  of Happily Away LLC. Customer is advised that the suppliers whose names appear in  travel documentation are those actually responsible for providing the travel  services purchased, and consents to the use of those suppliers, and understands  and agrees each supplier’s Terms and Conditions are contained in printed form  and are set forth on their respective Web sites, which govern the transaction. All  bookings are accepted by Happily Away LLC as agent for the travel suppliers on your  itinerary. The transportation, accommodations and other services provided by the  identified sea, ground, and air operator suppliers offered are subject to the terms  and conditions contained in the tickets, exchange orders or vouchers issued by  them and/or their suppliers, including Terms and Conditions on their respective  websites. BECAUSE HAPPILY AWAY LLC ACTS AS AGENT FOR DISCLOSED  PRINCIPAL SUPPLIERS, AND DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL  THE OPERATIONS OF SUCH INDEPENDENT OPERATORS AND SUPPLIERS, YOU AGREE HAPPILY AWAY LLC IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR  PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHICH MAY ARISE OUT OF THESE SERVICES.  HAPPILY AWAY LLC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHETHER BASED ON  CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING  WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL  CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, IN CONNECTION  WITH THE GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY PRINCIPAL SUPPLIER  BOOKING THROUGH HAPPILY AWAY LLC’S OFFICE OR THROUGH THIS WEB SITE,  INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT, ERROR,  OMISSION, INJURY, LOSS, ACCIDENT, DELAY OR IRREGULARITY WHICH  MAY BE INCURRED THROUGH THE FAULT, NEGLIGENCE, WILLFUL ACTS,  OMISSIONS OR OTHERWISE OF SUCH SUPPLIER, OR OF ANY SUPPLIER  OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVANTS, OR  REPRESENTATIVES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR FAILURE  TO DELIVER OR THEIR PARTIAL OR INADEQUATE DELIVERY OF  SERVICES, FUEL INCREASES, AND OTHER MATTERS OUTSIDE OF  JESS.TRAVEL’s CONTROL, AND YOU HEREBY EXONERATE HAPPILY AWAY LLC FROM ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE SAME. Weather conditions,  including but not limited to the presence or absence of snow, sunshine, and  rainfall are not guaranteed to occur or not occur, and are clearly outside of  Happily Away LLC’s control. Volcanic eruptions, ash clouds, and wind may be  characterized as an adverse weather condition or a natural disaster by suppliers  and your travel insurance company, which is beyond the control of Happily Away LLC.  Happily Away LLC reserves the right to cancel any itinerary or any part of it, to make  such alterations in the itinerary as it deems necessary, and to refuse to accept or  to retain as a member of any tour any person at any time. Happily Away LLC shall not  assume any responsibility for any air and/or ground schedule changes.  Happily Away LLC has solely received commission and fees for travel transactions and  Customer agrees and understands that any recovery from Happily Away LLC will be  limited to the commission and fees paid by Customer actually received by Happily Away LLC.  


“Force Majeure” means, in relation to Happily Away LLC, any circumstances beyond the  reasonable control of Happily Away LLC, (including, but without limitation, acts of God,  explosion, flood, tempest, forceful wind, fire or accident, war or threat of war  declared or undeclared, acts of terrorism, sabotage, insurrection, riots, strikes,  civil disturbance, requisition, sickness, quarantine, government intervention,  weather conditions, defects in machinery and vehicles, delay, wildlife, or other  untoward occurrences). 

Happily Away LLC shall not be deemed to be in breach of these terms and conditions or  otherwise be liable to you, by reason of delay in performance, or by non performance, of any of its obligations hereunder to the extent that any such delay  or non-performance is due to any Force Majeure. THE PURCHASE OF TRAVEL  INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ON ALL TRIPS.  

If Happily Away LLC, and/or any of its travel suppliers, are affected by Force Majeure,  they shall be entitled to, and may in their sole and absolute discretion, vary or  cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the trip. Payment of any refund  by Happily Away LLC to you as a result of the non-performance of any obligations  hereunder shall remain in its sole and absolute discretion, although Happily Away LLC shall use its reasonable efforts to reimburse you where possible. However,  Happily Away LLC shall be entitled to deduct from any refund recoverable the  reasonable actual and potential costs to Happily Away LLC of the Force Majeure and applicable cancellation fees.  

Regarding civil unrest, once Happily Away LLC has investigated the prevailing situation,  as it deems fit, it shall remain in Happily Away LLC’s sole and absolute discretion  whether to proceed with the trip. You may in such circumstances cancel the trip  subject to Happily Away LLC and each supplier’s terms and conditions.  


HAPPILY AWAY LLC OFFERS ACCESS TO MANY OPTIONAL PRODUCTS AND  SERVICES TO ENHANCE EVERY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE. OPTIONS SUCH AS  TRAVEL INSURANCE PROTECT PASSENGERS AND THEIR INVESTMENT.  UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED, TRAVEL INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED IN  THE COST OF CUSTOMER’S ITINERARY TO PROTECT AGAINST THIRD  PARTY SUPPLIER DEFAULT/BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION, DELAY,  INTERRUPTION, MISSED CONNECTION FOR CRUISES, CANCELLATION,  MEDICAL EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION/EVACUATION & REPATRIATION,  BAGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS/LOST LUGGAGE & BAGGAGE DELAY,  ILLNESS, JOB LOSS PROTECTION AND CHANGE OF PLANS, ACCIDENTAL  DEATH AND DISABILITY, TRAVEL ACCIDENT/SICKNESS MEDICAL  EXPENSES, AND MORE. PROPER INSURANCE MAY PROTECT YOU FROM  FINANCIAL LOSS IN ALMOST ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. Without appropriate  travel insurance, Customer understands and agrees that if Customer cancels or  interrupts Customer’s travel for any reason, portions of the trip/tour may not be  refunded and Happily Away LLC’s and travel suppliers cancellation penalties will apply  resulting in the loss of monies up to the full cost of Customer’s travel booking and  related costs. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to  purchase any other product or service offered by Happily Away LLC. Employees of Happily Away LLC are not qualified or authorized to: answer technical questions about benefits, exclusions, and conditions of any of the insurance offered, nor evaluate  the adequacy of the prospective insured’s existing insurance coverage. An additional charge applies for travel insurance selected.  


Alterations in itinerary may be necessitated for any number of reasons, including  but not limited to severe weather at the sole discretion of Happily Away LLC and subject to supplier terms and conditions. If a property, supplier, activity, or area is deleted  for any reason, it may be replaced with a comparable one.  


No material from this website may be modified, copied, reproduced, republished,  downloaded, posted, displayed, transmitted, performed, licensed, used to make a  derivative work, transferred, sold or distributed in any way, without our prior  written consent. You may not frame or mirror any material on this website on any  other server or other location. Unauthorized use of any such material on any  other website or computer environment or elsewhere is prohibited.  


We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms at any time.  Updated versions of the Terms will be posted here on this website and are  effective immediately on posting. Please check frequently, especially before you  use this website, to see if these Terms changed. Use of the website after any  changes to the Terms constitutes your consent to the changes.  


We reserve the right to correct errors. All land and event offers are subject to  availability and may change without notice. In the event of a land or event pricing  error or omission, we reserve the right to adjust such pricing or make any other  corrections. 


The laws of the State of Illinois, USA, govern these Terms and Conditions. You  hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in DuPage County, USA, in all disputes arising out of or relating to travel bookings with  Happily Away LLC, including the use of the Happily Away LLC website. Use of the Happily Away LLC website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all  provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this  paragraph.  

If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or  unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the  warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or  unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable  provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and  agreement shall continue in effect.  

These Terms and Conditions (and any other terms and conditions referenced  herein) constitute the entire agreement between the Customer and Happily Away LLC with respect to travel bookings made with Happily Away LLC by any means accessing  such information, including its website, and it supersedes all prior or  contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or  written, between Customer and Happily Away LLC with respect to communications with  Happily Away LLC, including the Happily Away LLC website. A printed version of this  agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in  judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and  Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other  business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed  form.  

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.  


The information and images contained on this website, including downloadable  files, are protected by copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of  private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act  1968, no part may be reproduced or reused for any other purpose without due  acknowledgement and advance written permission of the copyright holder. 

The content on this website is provided for information purposes only. While  every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this  information, Happily Away LLC makes no guarantee and accepts no responsibility  for any errors or omissions it may contain. This website also offers links to other  Internet sites which are outside of Happily Away LLC’s control. It is the  responsibility of users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, reliability  and correctness of information contained on these sites.  

Copyright 2021 All Rights Reserved, Happily Away LLC, Lisle, IL  

Published by happilyaway

We are a married couple living in Chicago, and we are obsessed with traveling (probably like you). Unlike many travel bloggers, we have no intention on quitting our jobs and traveling full time because we actually love our jobs (shocker- I know) and we have a sweet puppy that we can't bear to leave for for than 3 weeks at a time. This hasn't stopped us from making all of our travel dreams come true. We are excited to share our adventures with you and help show you how you too, can travel the world- even while working full time. Emilie & Chris

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